Mario Gotze
Mario Gotze has been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool Getty Images

Germany boss Joachim Low has suggested Mario Gotze should consider a move away from Bayern Munich this summer, amid reports linking him with a transfer to Liverpool. The World Cup-winning midfielder has become peripheral figure at the Allianz Arena in the recent months and previously suggested he would consider his future over the summer.

Gotze, 23, has been strongly connected with a move to Liverpool, where he could link up with his former Borussia Dortmund boss, Jurgen Klopp. Meanwhile, his international manager, Low, suggested the time may have come for Gotze to leave Bayern.

"Generally, I say sometimes a change can be freeing, a new environment, new challenges, and new stimulus," Low told Kicker. "Look out at the development of Toni Kroos, he was also at the top in Bayern, but in Madrid he has yet again made a leap. What Mario needs is confidence and he needs a coach who wants to have him in his team."

Earlier this month, Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino spoke about the prospect of the German moving to Anfield, admitting he hoped the player would join him on Merseyside. "Gotze I still know well from my time in Germany, when I played with Hoffenheim against Borussia Dortmund and Bayern," the Liverpool star said. "He has incredible qualities in attack. He would fit in well with us and will surely help us with his class, also."